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Six Confederate generals die in a few hours, leading their troops at the Battle of Franklin

Hiram Bronson Granbury, detail
11/30/1864
Amongst the six divisions, numbering around 20,000 men, Confederate General John B. Hood send across open ground against entrenched Federal positions, six Confederate brigadier generals were killed in the following few hours. Five - John Adams, Patrick Cleburne, Hiram Bronson Granbury, States Rights Gist, and Otho French Strahl - were all in their early thirties. The sixth, John Carpenter Carter died a week before his twenty-seventh birthday. (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
James R. Knight, The Battle of Franklin: When the Devil Had Full Possession of the Earth (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2009), 71-91. 
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